High Protein Banana Bread Recipe

High Protein Banana Bread Loaf, wrapped in brown paper and string, on a wooden table

Banana bread is a staple of cafes and bakeries the length and breadth of Australia and for good reason. It’s delicious and filling. And if you follow our high protein banana bread recipe, it can be virtually guilt-free as well! Many of us view banana bread as a healthy snack. After all, it’s got fruit … Read more

Easy Banana Oats Protein Pancakes

Banan oats protein pancakes recipe with fresh strawberries and nuts

In this delicious and simple recipe, bananas and oats are blitzed in the blender to make irresistibly fluffy protein pancakes. Confession time. I’ve been hearing about high protein pancakes made from naturally sweet, ripe bananas and low GI rolled oats, all knocked together in a blender, and it got me thinking. The idea of a … Read more

The Dangers of ‘Dry Scooping’

A scoop of chocolate protein powder. SOme oyung people are dry scooping supplements

‘Dry Scooping’ is emerging as a new social media trend amongst the young. But what is this TikTok craze and is it safe? Here at SmartPlay we know that many of our readers use protein powders and sports supplements, either occasionally or regularly. There are many good reasons to take dietary supplements: whether you are … Read more

Chia Seeds – Worth their Weight in Nutritional Gold

Chia seeds in a metal tart tin on a wodden table with another scoop of chia seeds

When you start looking at chia seeds, you soon realise that they are really quite astounding. Measuring all of 2 mm in diameter, these tiny oval seeds are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. Lots of foods are described as superfoods these days, but chia seeds definitely deserve the name. What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds … Read more

Eat the Rainbow with 4 Yummy Protein Bowls

Protein Bowls - Green Machine Protein Bowl garnished with kiwi, strawberries and passionfruit

Perfect to get you going in the morning as a quick and healthy breakfast. Ideal as a light lunch or energy boosting post-workout top up. Protein bowls are great any time of day. Is there an ingredient more fabulous than the humble banana? This nutrient-rich fruit contains decent amounts of Vitamins B6 and C, as … Read more

Guilt-Free Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice

Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice on a wooden table top with frozen raspberries and flowers

Healthy eating has never tasted better than our scrumptious raspberry mousse protein slice! Raspberries. I love them and always pop a packet in my shopping trolley when I pass the fruit section. Fresh raspberries and frozen raspberries. Raspberry jelly and raspberry sorbet. Raspberry ice cream and – one of my childhood favs – raspberry mousse. … Read more

Irresistible Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownie

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownie

We all deserve a reward and there are few things as rewarding as our irresistible chocolate hazelnut protein brownie. Nourishing, but decadent! Chocolate and hazelnut. There’s a reason why it’s the flavour pairing behind one of the most famous spreads of all time. So what if you could take those divine flavours and turn them … Read more

No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars - healthy and delicious

Chocolate and peanut butter – it’s a classic combo for a reason. And even better, if you choose your ingredients wisely, it’s a pretty healthy option as well. A sweet treat that you simply mix together and chuck in the fridge for an hour? We’re into that. A delicious snack that’s packed full of protein … Read more

The Best Bliss Balls Recipe

Protein energy balls with cacao and seeds. Bliss balls recipes are easy and delicious.

Whether you want a protein snack before you hit the gym, an energy boost to get you over the mid-afternoon slump, or something healthier for the kids lunchboxes, it’s great to have a reliable bliss balls recipe up your sleeve. Bliss balls are all the rage. If you’d like to know more about why people … Read more

Bliss Balls – The Bite-Sized Protein Treat

Bliss balls in the form of vegan protein energy balls in a white bowl, with ingredients scattered around.

Bliss balls, protein balls, energy balls, protein energy balls – whatever you call them, they are the guilt-free snack everyone loves! Whether you are fitness fan looking to up your protein intake, a sugar freak searching for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth or a parent wanting a less processed snack box treat … Read more